A large complex of raised bogs and extensive forests (including wet alluvial forests) in central Estonia, with fens, transition mires, and unregulated rivers with flood-plain and wooded meadows. The main land-uses are forestry, tourism, small-scale agriculture and berry-picking.
The mires and forests are important for several breeding species and an important staging area for migrating Cygnus columbianus and Grus grus.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Soomaa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.